Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2019, Page: 50-55
Ethnobotanical Investigation of Amaranth (Amaranthus spp) Cultivated in Burkina
Somtore Hamidou, Training and Research Unit in Life and Earth Sciences, University Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Sawadogo Boureima, Training and Research Unit in Life and Earth Sciences, University Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Bationo-Kando Pauline, Training and Research Unit in Life and Earth Sciences, University Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Kiebre Mariam, Training and Research Unit in Life and Earth Sciences, University Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Ouedraogo Jacques, Training and Research Unit in Life and Earth Sciences, University Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Kiebre Zakaria, Training and Research Unit in Life and Earth Sciences, University Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Received: Mar. 12, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 16, 2019;       Published: May 27, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20190502.14      View  107      Downloads  20
Abstract
This survey aims a better knowledge of the extent of the culture and the farmer fashion of management of the species of Amaranthus spp cultivated in Burkina in order to propose adequate methods of management, improvement and valorization. For that, a prospecting collects coupled of an ethnobotanical investigation have been achieved in the three climatical zones of the country. The prospecting collects permitted to constitute a collection of ninety-nine (99) accessions. The ethnobotanical investigation has showed that the culture of the amaranth is in net progression and is practiced in all climatical zones of the country. The producers who are mostly men (64.45%) use the agromorphologic and organoleptic characteristic in the designation of the cultivars. Eight (08) morphotypes has been identified among witch green morphotype is the most cultivated. More than 60.43% of the producers get the seed by selection according to the needs of the consumers against only 23.02% by gift and 16.4% by purchase to variable prices from CFA 50 (0.076 €) to 3500 (5.34 €) for a conditioning from 0.5 to 1kg. Furthermore seeds are often preserved in mixture with the ash, in bottles, in cans, in canaries or in sachets.
Keywords
Amaranths, Ethno Botanical Characterization, Diversity, Burkina
To cite this article
Somtore Hamidou, Sawadogo Boureima, Bationo-Kando Pauline, Kiebre Mariam, Ouedraogo Jacques, Kiebre Zakaria, Ethnobotanical Investigation of Amaranth (Amaranthus spp) Cultivated in Burkina, International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019, pp. 50-55. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20190502.14
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